Twenty-two year old British singer-songwriter Sam Smith, winner of the 2014 BRIT Award for Critics' Choice and BBC's Sound of 2014 poll of critics and industry figures, came out this week in an interview with The Fader.
Sarah and Ian Hoffman, parents to Sam, a gender non-conforming 12-year-old, and his sister, recently published a children's book inspired by their family's story, Jacob's New Dress. They spoke with GLAAD about raising a gender non-conforming child, the book, and the importance of education through storytelling.
In a charmingly vulnerable yet smartly funny piece for PolicyMic, Orange is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli came out publicly as a lesbian. She credited the safe space of the show's writing room, as well as her evening at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, as key impetuses in her process.